Free Festival Celebrates African American History and Culture
Sixth annual festival features HBCU college fair and interactive arts & history experiences
Get free admission to the Charlotte Museum of History and celebrate Charlotte’s Black history and culture on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the sixth annual African American Heritage Festival, hosted by the history museum.Read MoreDownload Media Assets
Enjoy "Spirits of the Season" at Museum's Twelfth Night Party
Cap off the holiday season with a Twelfth Night party at the Charlotte Museum of History on Saturday, Jan. 7, from 6-8:30 p.m.
This year's party features North Carolina's long history of distilling and brewing. Festivities include tastings from Great Wagon Road Distillery, Seven Jars Distillery and The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, plus themed tours of the historic 1774 Rock House and homesite, live music and a lecture about moonshine and bootlegging.Read More
Charlotte Project to Save Historic Black School Meets $1 Million Goal
$500,000 gift from The Gambrell Foundation brings total raised to $1.2 million, meaning historic Siloam School can now be moved and preserved
With a new gift of $500,000 from The Gambrell Foundation, the Charlotte Museum of History has raised $1.2 million to save the historic Siloam School, exceeding its original $1 million goal. A local Black community, centered on the Siloam Church in northeast Charlotte, built the school in the early 1920s to give their children a quality education despite segregation.Read More
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month at the Charlotte Museum of History
Join the Charlotte Museum of History for a series of public events to learn about the history of Native peoples in the Carolinas
Events include: Documentary Film Screening about Native American music (November 3), Guided Tour of Catawba Pottery Exhibit (November 12), Homeschool Day emphasizing Catawba Pottery and Storytelling (November 14), and a Virtual Artist Talk with Alex Osborn (November 22). Most events are free with regular admission.Read More
Meet The Curator of History Museum's Latest Exhibit About The Carolinas (Time Changed to 1 p.m.)
“A Delicious Country” exhibit compares today’s Carolinas to 300 years ago
Meet journalist and exhibit creator Scott Huler as you explore his “A Delicious Country” exhibit on Oct. 15 at the Charlotte Museum of History, or take a history hike with Huler and other local guides at Reedy Creek Park on Oct. 16. Both events are free.Read More
Charlotte’s Only Midcentury Modern Home Tour Returns
2022 Mad About Modern home tour offers in-person and virtual options
Charlotte’s Mad About Modern home tour returns for its 11th year on Saturday, Sept. 24, as a hybrid event, with homes available to view in-person and online. Tickets include access to a special kickoff event on Sept. 22 at The Charlotte Museum of History, which presents the tour.Read More
Charlotte's Only Midcentury Modern Home Tour Returns This Fall
2022 Mad About Modern home tour offers in-person and virtual options.
After two years of virtual-only tours, Charlotte's Mad About Modern home tour returns on Saturday, Sept. 24, as a hybrid event, with homes available to view both in-person and online.Read More
Go Behind the Scenes of Charlotte Signs Exhibit With Creator and Charlotte Native Christopher Lawing
Exhibit features iconic signs from The Penguin, Eastland Mall, JFG Coffee and more.
Meet photographer and exhibit creator Christopher Lawing on Saturday, Aug. 27, during a book talk at The Charlotte Museum of History. Attendees can explore Lawing’s “Charlotte: Signs of Home” exhibit now on display at the museum and get a signed copy of his book, “Charlotte: The Signs of the Times.”Read More
New Exhibit Compares Today’s Carolinas to the Region More Than 300 Years Ago
“A Delicious Country” retraces a British explorer’s 1701 expedition through the Carolinas on foot and by canoe.
British explorer John Lawson trekked through the Carolina colony in 1701, recording all he saw. Three centuries later, Raleigh journalist Scott Huler followed his trail, documenting what had changed and what remained the same. Their journeys are featured in a new exhibit, “A Delicious Country,” on display at The Charlotte Museum of History through March 2023.Read More
Museum Welcomes New U.S. Citizens on Independence Day at Public Naturalization Ceremony
Event returns to The Charlotte Museum of History for the first time since 2019.
The Charlotte Museum of History will once again celebrate Independence Day with a Naturalization Ceremony for new U.S. citizens on Monday, July 4, at 11 a.m. The ceremony is free and open to the public.Read More
Charlotte History Museum Names Terri L. White As Its New President & CEO
The Charlotte Museum of History has named Terri L. White as its new president & CEO, effective July 4. White comes to the museum after previous stints in development and operations roles at both the Heinz History Center and the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh and at the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum in D.C.Read More
Charlotte’s Final Chance to See Groundbreaking Exhibit About Schools for Black Children in Jim Crow South
Photography exhibit closes in Charlotte on June 18. Photos from the exhibit will become part of Smithsonian collection.
This is Charlotte’s last chance to see an exhibit with photos that are bound for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C. “A Better Life for Their Children: Julius Rosenwald, Booker T. Washington, and the 4,978 Schools that Changed America” closes in Charlotte on June 18.Read More
Explore the History of Indigenous Peoples in Charlotte at Two Free Events This Spring
Join The Charlotte Museum of History for two free events this spring highlighting the historic contributions of Indigenous peoples in the Charlotte…
First, join the museum on the campus of Davidson College on Saturday, May 28, for a guided walking tour of “Unshadowed Land,” an art installation that reflects on the history of the site as Indigenous land as well as a site of enslavement.Read More
Celebrate the Legendary Meckdec At Charlotte's Oldest Home, the 1774 Alexander Rock House
Join The Charlotte Museum of History on Saturday, May 21, to celebrate Charlotte’s most legendary moment—the signing of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence on May 20, 1775. Some historians say the MeckDec was America’s original declaration of independence.Read More
See History Museum at Night and Meet the Curator of a New Exhibit About the Legacy of 4,978 Jim Crow-Era Schools for Black Children
Meet Georgia-based photographer and author Andrew Feiler on Thursday, Apr. 21, during an evening event and book talk at The Charlotte Museum of History. Attendees can explore Feiler’s exhibit and get a signed copy of his book.Read More
Learn About One of the Oldest Cultural Traditions in Charlotte
Enjoy free history museum admission, take a guided tour of Catawba pottery exhibit and watch a special live-streamed event with the Catawba Nation.
Take a guided exhibit tour with The Charlotte Museum of History on Saturday, March 26, and learn about one of the oldest cultural traditions in the Carolinas, Catawba pottery.Read More
Celebrate Charlotte's African American Culture and History at Free Museum Festival
See new photography exhibit about schools for Black children in the segregated South.
Get free admission to The Charlotte Museum of History and celebrate Charlotte’s Black history and culture on Saturday, Feb. 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the annual African American Heritage Festival, hosted by the history museum.Read More
Visit the Charlotte Museum of History for Free and Celebrate African American Culture and History
Get free admission to The Charlotte Museum of History and celebrate Charlotte’s Black history and culture on Feb. 26 at the annual African American Heritage Festival, hosted by the history museum.Read More